Russian Winter: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Sep 7, 2010 - Fiction - 496 pages
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“Daphne Kalotay captivates in a soaring debut novel. An elegant, compelling puzzle of family, memory and solitude that brings to life modern-day Boston and postwar Russia through a profound love story. Graceful, moving, and unexpected.”
—Matthew Pearl, New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club

 

In Russian Winter, the beautiful debut novel by critically acclaimed writer Daphne Kalotay, a famed ballerina’s jewelry auction in Boston reveals long-held secrets of love and family, friendship and rivalry, harkening back to Stalinist Russia. Called “tender, passionate, and moving” by Jenna Blum, the New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us, Russian Winter is a perfect choice for fans of the novels of Debra Dean (The Madonnas of Leningrad), Ann Patchett (Bel Canto), and Ian McEwan (Atonement).

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User Review  - INorris - LibraryThing

If you like historical fiction I would recommend this book. It has some intrique, a love story, and some history about life in Russia after WWII. Read full review

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User Review  - jjaylynny - LibraryThing

Surprisingly well-constructed historical novel set in Stalinist Russia, with the added evocative setting of the Bolshoi Ballet. Either the structure (letting slip the slightest clues at exactly the right times) was really smart, or I'm a really dumb reader. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Daphne Kalotay is the author of the award-winning novel Russian Winter, which has been published in twenty languages, and the fiction collection Calamity and Other Stories. She has received fellowships from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo, and has taught at Boston University, Skidmore College, Grub Street, and Middlebury College. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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